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Registration and Visa

Registration

Register now by filling out the online form.

If you have trouble registering, please contact us by e-mail at: habitatmtl@cmm.qc.ca or contact Anne-Lucie Lamarre at 514-394-7747.

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Registration fees 

Access to activities on the official program of the Montréal Thematic Meeting on Metropolitan Areas is free of charge.  

Participants are responsible for all travel expenses (travel, lodging, meals, visas and so on). 

Visa

All participants from outside Canada must have a valid passport and/or the appropriate travel document(s) for entry to Canada. Certain international participants may need a visa. 

The organization will help participants obtain official letters of invitation, but visas remain the responsibility of individual participants and must be obtained before arriving in Canada. 

To obtain a visa application form, please visit a Canadian Embassy, High Commission or Consulate near you as soon as possible. For documents and informations required to travel to Canada, visit the website of Citizenship and Immigration Canada. Please note that neither the event organizers nor the Secretariat of the Montréal Thematic Meeting on Metropolitan Areas has the power or the authority to influence the visa process. 

Lodging

The Secretariat of the Montréal Thematic Meeting on Metropolitan Areas is recommending six hotels as lodging for participants. When making your reservation, use the group name “UN Habitat” to benefit from a special rate. All hotels are located within a 10-minute walk from ICAO headquarters (where the conference will be held). 

Map of hotels near the ICAO :

Official hotel

Fairmont – The Queen Elizabeth

Make your reservation here or by telephone at 514-861-3511 or our worldwide reservations center (open 24h/7days) at 1 800 441-1414 or for calls from outside Canada and the United States at 1 506 863-6301. Mention the group name UNHAB15.

Partner hotels

Le Westin Montréal

Make your reservation here. Reserve by telephone at 1-866-837-4262. 

Hôtel ALT Montréal – Griffintown

Visit the website here. Reserve by telephone at 1 855 823-8120. Mention the group name UN Habitat – Mtl Thematic Meeting. 

Hôtel ST Paul Montreal

Visit the website here. Reserve by telephone with Geneviève Bardier, director of reservation, at 1 514 380-2222 or by e-mail at gbardier@hotelstpaul.com. Mention the group name UN HABITAT.

Hôtel Le Dauphin

Visit the website here. Reserve by telephone at 1 888 784-3888 or by e-mail at  mtl_centre@hoteldauphin.ca. Mention the group name Habitat III.

Hôtel Zéro 1

Visit the website here. Reserve by telephone at 1 855 301-0001. Mention the group name  UN-Habitat.

Arrival in Montréal

When you arrive at Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau Airport, several transportation options are available. An express shuttle bus runs from the airport to downtown Montréal around the clock, every day of the week (refer to the schedule for the 747 express line [PDF 1 Mo]), and taxi services are also available.

Access

The Montréal Thematic Meeting on Metropolitan Areas will be held at the headquarters of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) at 999 Robert-Bourassa blvd., Montréal.

The site is located in the heart of Montréal’s International District, near major business and banking centers, and is easily accessible by foot and by public transitvia the Square-Victoria-ICAO metro station, and by taxi services. 

For information about public transit, visit the website of the Société de transport de Montréal (Montréal’s transportation agency), STM.info, and download the free application.

The ICAO site

Hours of the Montréal Thematic Meeting

Schedule for October 6 and 7, 2015: 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. 

Accreditation: 7:30 a.m. 

Given the security measures and controls in place at ICAO, please arrive at the Meeting early to avoid delays.

Site map

Services

All conference rooms feature free Wi-Fi for all participants. 

Sessions and conferences on the official program of The Montréal Thematic Meeting on Metropolitan Areas will be simultaneously translated in French, English and Spanish. 

You will also find a wide range of restaurants and more near the ICAO site.

Entertainment

With a population of close to 3.9 million, greater Montréal is part of North America's network of major metropolitan areas. As the province's demographic, economic and cultural centre, the metropolitan area corresponds to the territory of the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal (CMM), which represents 82 municipalities spread out over more than 4,360 km2. Greater Montréal is recognized internationally for its lively cultural scene, festive nature, joie de vivre and openness to the world. The region takes pride in its Francophone and cosmopolitan nature and is home to a flourishing cultural life and creative artistic milieu

Find out more

To find out more about the various events in our metropolitan region, check out the following websites to discover a host of activities that will be on while you are visiting! 

Tourisme Montréal (Montréal tourism office)

Attractions selected by Tourism Montreal near the ICAO :

In cooperation with Tourisme Montréal, the Secretariat of the Montréal Thematic Meeting on Metropolitan Areas is offering you a coupon booklet [PDF 2,8 MB] to keep close at hand as you discover the metropolis.

Tourisme Montérégie (Montérégie tourism office)

Tourisme Laval (Laval tourism office)

Tourisme Laurentides (Laurentides tourism office)

Tourisme Lanaudière (Lanaudière tourism office)

A few addresses near ICAO

Museums and art galleries

CANADIAN CENTRE FOR ARCHITECTURE
1920 Baile Street, Montréal, Québec  H3H 2S6
www.cca.qc.ca

MUSÉE D'ART CONTEMPORAIN DE MONTRÉAL [Montréal contemporary art museum]
185 Sainte-Catherine Street West, Montréal, Québec  H2X 3X5
www.macm.org

MONTRÉAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS 
1380 Sherbrooke Street West, Montréal, Québec  H3G 1J5
www.mbam.qc.ca

MCCORD MUSEUM
690 Sherbrooke Street West, Montréal, Québec  H3A 1E9
www.musee-mccord.qc.ca

REDPATH MUSEUM – MCGILL UNIVERSITY
859 Sherbrooke Street West, Montréal, Québec  H3A 0C4 
www.mcgill.ca/redpath  

GALERIE LE CHARIOT
446 Jacques-Cartier Place, Montréal, Québec  H2Y 1B5
www.galerielechariot.com  

GALERIE ROCCIA
5691 Saint-Laurent Blvd., Montréal, Québec  H2T 1S9s
www.galerieroccia.com  

COSNER
1221 De Maisonneuve Blvd. West, Montréal, Québec  H3G 1M3
galeriecosner.com

Theatres

COMPAGNIE JEAN DUCEPPE
175 Sainte-Catherine Street West, Montréal, Québec  H2X 1Y9
www.duceppe.com

PLACE DES ARTS [centre for the arts]
260 De Maisonneuve Blvd. West, Montréal, Québec  H2X 1Y9
placedesarts.com

QUARTIER DES SPECTACLES [entertainment district]
1435 Saint-Alexandre Street, Montréal, Québec  H3A 2G4
www.quartierdesspectacles.com  

THÉÂTRE DU NOUVEAU MONDE
84 Sainte-Catherine Street West, Montréal, Québec  H2X 1Z6
www.tnm.qc.ca

Music and concert halls

BELL CENTRE
1909 Canadiens-de-Montréal Avenue, Montréal, Québec  H4B 5G0
www.centrebell.ca

OPÉRA DE MONTRÉAL [Montréal opera]
260 De Maisonneuve Blvd. West, Montréal, Québec  H2X 1Y9
www.operademontreal.com

ORCHESTRE MÉTROPOLITAIN DU GRAND MONTRÉAL [Greater Montréal metropolitan orchestra]
486 Sainte-Catherine Street West, Suite 401, Montréal, Québec  H3B 1A6
www.orchestremetropolitain.com

ORCHESTRE SYMPHONIQUE DE MONTRÉAL [Montréal symphony orchestra]
1600 Saint-Urbain Street, Montréal, Québec 1Z8
www.osm.ca

PLACE DES ARTS
260 De Maisonneuve Blvd. West, Montréal, Québec  H2X 1Y9
placedesarts.com

QUARTIER DES SPECTACLES 
1435 Saint-Alexandre Street, Montréal, Québec  H3A 2G4
www.quartierdesspectacles.com

SALLE DE CONCERT BOURGIE [Bourgie concert hall]
1339 Sherbrooke Street West, Montréal, Québec 1G2
www.mbam.qc.ca/la-musique

POLLACK HALL
555 Sherbrooke Street West, Montréal, Québec  H3A 1E3
www.mcgill.ca

Guided tours

EXCURSIONS MONTRÉAL – ANDRÉ SAINT-AMAND
Guided walking tours
www.excursionsmontreal.com

LOCAL MONTRÉAL TOURS
Guided walking tours
localmontrealtours.com

MONTRÉAL AMPHIBUS TOURS
Guided bus tours
www.montreal-amphibus-tour.com

HOP-ON HOP-OFF DOUBLE-DECKER TOURS
Guided bus tours
www.grayline.com

BATEAU-MOUCHE CRUISES
Boat tours on the St. Lawrence River
www.bateaumouche.ca

CROISIERES AML
Boat tours on the St. Lawrence River
www.croisieresaml.com

Dernière mise à jour :   2 octobre 2015